Kick off the World Cycling Championships this Thursday, August 3 with the track cycling events.
Who to take over from Remco Evenepoel? The course is extremely technical with very few straight lines and many 90° changes of direction throughout the course. If the profile should allow a sprint finish, a short climb of just over 200 meters is around 2 km from the finish line and could allow a few riders to blow up the peloton like Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel.
As for the French team, Thomas Voeckler announced the composition with Julian Alaphilippe, already twice world champion, and Christophe Laporte, vice world champion, accompanied by Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2r-Citroën), Rémi Cavagna, Florian Sénéchal (Soudal-Quick Step), Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Olivier Le Gac and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Bruno Armirail and Rémi Cavagna, French time trial champion, are the two French riders selected for the world championship.
On the occasion of the last stage of the Women's Tour de France on Sunday July 30, the French women's team also revealed its selection for the Glasgow Road Cycling World Championships. For the time trial, scheduled for August 10, Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Human Powered Health), French specialty champion Cédrine Kerbaol (Ceratizit-WNT) and Juliette Labous (Team DSM) have been chosen to represent the France. For the road race, on August 13, the three runners will once again line up, along with French champion Victoire Berteau (Cofidis), Aude Biannic (Movistar), Clara Copponi (FDJ Suez) and Marie Le Net (FDJ Suez). ).
Note that this year, the World Cycling Championships include all competitions. During these 11 days, 200 world titles will be awarded. Road cycling, mountain biking, track or even BMX events, the program promises to be very busy.
Here are all the race dates for these 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships:
Discover the start list of riders entered for the World Road Cycling Championships. This list will be updated as announcements are made.
The Men's Elite Road Race will start in Scotland's capital Edinburgh, at the foot of the dormant volcano of Arthur's Seat, then pass through the Old Town before following the road to Glasgow to complete 10 laps of the final street circuit as the indicates the UCI website. In total, 277.6 km for 3,167 m of elevation gain are on the program for this event.
The online event will be to follow this Sunday from 12:55 p.m. on the antennas of France 3 and Eurosport, here is the complete program: